Vista Computers Don't Discover other Vista Computers

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by indymurf, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. indymurf

    indymurf Guest

    I have two new Vista Computers, both running Vista Home Premium 64 bit.
    I am trying to setup sharing so that I can use the same printer and
    share files. However, when I type in the other computers
    '\\computername' (file://\\computername) into either of the two
    computers search boxes it says 'Windows cannot access '\\computername''
    (file://\\computername). Both computers have the same Network name and
    have Network Discovery, File Sharing, Public Folder Sharing and Media
    Sharing Turned on. The Computer w/ the Printer has Printer Sharing
    turned on. Both Computers also have Link-Layer Topology Discovery
    Mapper and Responder enabled. I can't figure out why they won't
    recognize each other. My only guess is that my wireless router is not
    allowing them to see each other. I have a home network connected to a
    wired router that one of the computers and a Linksys wireless router are
    connected to. The second computer passes through the Linksys wireless
    router to get to my home network backbone. Any ideas?
     
    indymurf, Sep 13, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Mick Murphy, Sep 14, 2008
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  3. indymurf

    indymurf Guest

    This appears to be a Norton Utilities Firewall issue. If I configur
    Norton's Firewall settings to allow the ip address of the other pc, the
    each pc can then connect to and share resources with the other
     
    indymurf, Sep 22, 2008
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